Polls Wind Down as Election Day Comes to an End

By Angelica Vasquez, BDJ 464.5

Published on November 9, 2016

Poll site chairperson Diane Primerano summarizes election day at Liverpool Library Video produced by (c) 2015 Dylan Oliver.

LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Polls were quiet tonight as Election Day came to a close in Liverpool, New York. Even though just a few hours remained in the polling day Liverpool residents still found their way to the library to cast their votes.

“It was a very good turnout for this polling site, it was steady all day,” polling site chairperson Diane Primerano said. “Before we opened we had 15 people in line.”

The turnout included nearly a thousand voters, many of whom were there for the first time, Primerano said.

“Many first time voters, people who hadn’t voted in years and registered just because of this election,” Primerano said, “It’s a huge turnout, people that weren’t interested in voting at all, they are this year.”

The uniqueness of this election has allowed for a greater turnout this year than in previous elections. It has also kept poll workers like Primerano on their toes and excited for the outcome.

An outcome that either way is sure to be historic.